Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168487
Udev and latest vanilla SMP kernels
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
Description of problem:
With vanilla kernels 2.6.13, 22.214.171.124 and 2.6.14-rc1, booting stops at 'Starting
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile a > 2.6.13 kernel
2. Boot it
Booting stalls at 'Starting udev' and booting is very very slow up to that point
I'm running vanilla kernel 126.96.36.199 but haven't tested any other 2.6.12.x kernel
but this probably happens with the latest 2.6.12.x kernels.
My computer is an Acer laptop, 3.06GHz HT processor, running SMP kernel.
Also note that my boot options for 188.8.131.52 kernel include acpi=noapic but if I
run the >2.6.13 kernel with that option, my system hangs just after grub. I have
tried all processor config options in the kernel configuration but had no result.
Probably some customization made by fedora in udev causes the problem since it
hangs at that point.
This bug also exists with newer fc4 kernel kernel-smp-2.6.13-1.1526_FC4 but I
have found that this happens only with smp kernel and not unp kernels. I have
also opened this bug http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5331 in
Could any admin change the title to something better, like ACPI and SMP kernels?
Does the latest udev update fix your issues?
I probably haven't read the previous comment, sorry for that. Unfortunatelly
since January I am using FC5 (devel back then) so I can't test it now.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?